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Climate Change Rally: Tens of Thousands Gathered in Melbourne Ahead of UN Talks

Tens of thousands of people have gathered for a climate change rally in Melbourne, in one of the largest demonstrations of its kind.

Tanzania, Zanzibar: Illegal Sand Mining Irks Aakia Officials

News, Sand Mining

Zanzibar has been recording increased illegal sand mining, and authorities at Abeid Amani Karume International Airport are worried that it may, if uncontrolled, affect ongoing expansion program.

Mud From Brazil Dam Burst Is Toxic, UN Experts Say

News, Pollution

The scale of the environmental damage is the equivalent of 20,000 Olympic swimming pools of toxic mud waste contaminating the soil, rivers and water system of an area covering over 850 kilometers.

Great Barrier Reef Protecting Against Landslides, Tsunamis

The world-famous Australian reef is providing an effective barrier against landslide-induced tsunamis, new research shows.

Paris Climate Conference to Start a Day Early: UN

A crunch climate conference will start in Paris a day earlier than planned, with negotiators gathering on Sunday already to start thrashing out a pact.

U.N.: 2015 is the Hottest Year on Record

Because of man-made global warming and a strong El Nino, Earth’s wild weather this year is smashing the annual heat record, the World Meteorological Organization announced on Wednesday.

Black, Red, Green: Where to Find Hawaii’s Phenomenal Colored Sand Beaches


As if Hawaii’s golden sand beaches weren’t enough, there are stretches of coastline across the Hawaiian Islands that sparkle in a magnificent variety of other colors.

Earth’s Riverine Bloodstream

Erosion, Inform

In a sense, rivers are like airport terminals connecting air, mountains, rocks, plants, soil, and the ocean. And like travelers in airports, the materials transported by rivers can tell stories of where they’ve been, what’s happened to them, and where they’re going.

Sinking into Paradise: Climate Change Worsening Coastal Erosion in Trinidad

The coastline of Trinidad is under threat as seas rise, storms grow heavier, and as sand is washed away. Seas in the region have been rising by more than 2 millimeters every year — though scientists are still trying to pinpoint the role of climate change in accelerating local beach erosion.

Mining Waste Reaches Brazilian Coast Two Weeks After BHP Dam Collapse

News, Pollution

The tide is expected to spread along a 5.5-mile stretch of coastline, threatening the Comboios nature reserve, after killing plants and animals along 400 miles of the Rio Doce.

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